Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic is expected to make a full recovery after he was diagnosed with pulmonary embolus, or blood clots in the lungs, last week.
Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic reports no symptoms of the pulmonary embolus, or blood clots in the lungs, that hospitalized him in Los Angeles last week. The team announced that Teletovic would be discharged to return home on Wednesday.
Teletovic will sit out the remainder of the season after being treated with blood thinners. The second-year forward experienced shortness of breath and was taken to California Medical Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 22, when the Nets were playing the Clippers.
"This was a true collaborative effort between our medical team and training staff and the local physicians at the Los Angeles hospital where Mirza was treated," Nets team physician Dr. Michael Farber said in a statement. "I am really pleased with how Mirza has progressed. We will evaluate him upon return, personally review all of the testing he had done, and arrange for further testing if necessary.
"I expect Mirza to make a full recovery."
Teletovic averaged 8.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game in 40 games this season.
The Nets (18-26) are ninth in the Eastern Conference and will face the East-leading Hawks in Atlanta on Wednesday.
- Mike Fiammetta